Resilience to Hazards

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This project aims to develop and apply a set of tools that enable parents to engage with their children in a meaningful discussion on household disaster preparedness planning, by using participatory processes.

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This project aims to develop and apply a set of tools that enable parents to engage with their children in a meaningful discussion on household disaster preparedness planning, by using participatory processes. Four phases of research have currently been completed:

  • workshop with key stakeholders for initial consultation;
  • tool development by conducting consultations with practitioners, children, and their parents;
  • pilot testing in three schools in Jakarta, Indonesia; and
  • replication testing in a school in Bandung, Indonesia.

Initial results have shown that the tool is successful in motivating parents to discuss household preparedness with their children and an effective way for developing household preparedness plans at scale.

Location of the bombing site close to important buildings.
8 February, 2016
Avianto Amri recounts his experiences of the January terror attack in Jakarta.
Searching for survivors in Kathmandu. Photo by think4photop, Shutterstock
9 June, 2015
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Avianto Amri (Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University) has been deployed to Nepal for one month to support the earthquake relief operations of Plan International.
Annual Conference 2014 - PhD students
19 September, 2014
It is truly inspiring to see emergency managers raising questions and engaged in meaningful discussion with researcher groups.
Risk Reduction and Resilience Education: Recommendations for Scaling Up. Views from Indonesia
18 Aug 2015

Nearly one third of the world's population are children. However, much disaster management programming sees children as passive participants, leaving them out of the planning and decision making process.

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